Built Environment Symposium-
Does it make sense to put the issue of sustainability at the centre of a symposium on the built environment? Have not sustainability concepts meanwhile become part and parcel of any state-of-the-art urban and residential development? The claim for socially and ecologically responsible planning goes back decades. It is all the more intriguing now to examine which sustainable realities have actually been created. Which concepts have proven successful, which plans have failed?
The Alpbach Built Environment Symposium explores the evolving meaning of sustainability, presents international best practice models, demonstrates the potential of current techniques in sustainable building and planning, and analyses the processes that lie between planning and realisation.